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Paulick Report 7/25 News Minute Presented By Saratoga Live

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report will bring you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Saratoga’s Lure, New York’s Hook?

Today, the timeless tradition of Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga begins again. The six-week meet is one of the most enticing events of the year for fans, bettors, and horsemen. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what makes Saratoga so alluring and preview some of the can’t-miss racing battles […]

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A Tale Of Two Cities: The Synchronicity Of Saratoga And Deauville

August 1864. It was the best of times in France: Napoleon III’s Second Empire was at the height of its glory, enabling prosperous ladies and gentlemen to escape the heat of Paris and head north for the delights of Deauville, the Duc de Morny’s new racecourse on the Normandy coast just a few hundred yards from […]

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Heywood Hale "Woodie" Broun, the "master of the metaphor"
The Sages of Saratoga

It was nearly 50 years ago this month that this reporter found himself on a front porch in the most bucolic of all summer places in America – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – only to become a fly on the wall to one of the most engaging conversations of his well-travelled life in Thoroughbred racing. The […]

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Whip Use: Can Regulations Solve Public Perception Problems?

Whip regulation has drawn an increasing amount of attention from regulators in recent years, as debate about the use of riding crops in Australia and Europe spills across oceans. Most recently, California officials stirred debate when they suggested a new rule for public comment to widen parameters for whip use in late stretch. If approved, […]

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Chris Kay, president and CEO of New York Racing Association
Kay: Report By New York Comptroller Ignores The Facts

The following commentary by New York Racing Association president and CEO Chris Kay was originally published in the Albany Times-Union. Following a report from the Office of the State Comptroller, some claimed that the New York Racing Association was operating in the red and suggested NYRA was misleading the public. Neither is correct nor supported […]

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Ray has made his annual pilgrimage to enjoy the turf meeting the surf at old Del Mar
The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Turf, Surf, And Cornfields?

One of the highlights of the summer racing calendar is, of course, opening day at Del Mar, and Ray Paulick has made his annual journey to the West Coast to be there. In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray and Scott Jagow discuss why Del Mar’s recent history suggests racing fans and bettors shouldn’t […]

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Indiana Grand Diaries: Racing Investments Instill Pride, Elevate Derby

Pop Quiz: Who won last year’s Indiana Derby? It might be a head scratcher for many people — the race hasn’t exactly been top of mind most years. But recent developments in the Hoosier State aim to change that. Today, Indiana Grand launched a three-day festival that leads up to Saturday’s 22nd running of the Grade […]

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Commentary: Mercer County Neglect Case Is Far From Over

A digital cheer traveled through the Paulick Report’s comment threads and Facebook comments when news arrived in late June that Charles Borell had been arrested on 43 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Authorities discovered horses in various states of neglect on a Mercer County, Ky., farm leased by Beacon Hill Farm – a business entity […]

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Lansdowne Thoroughbreds Lists 76 Creditors In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing

Lansdowne Thoroughbreds LLC, which began buying horses at public auction in 2014 and spent nearly $1.5 million to purchase at least 30 broodmares, yearlings and 2-year-olds in training, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Monday. The voluntary petition, submitted to U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, claims the company has less than […]

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